Compare 2017 Kia Sportage vs Sorento Review

2017 Kia Sportage
2017 Kia Sorento

2017 Kia Sportage

Engine:

2.4 L

Horsepower:

181 hp

Torque:

175 ft-lbs.

Fuel Economy:

22/29 mpg *

Transmission:

6-speed shiftable automatic

2017 Kia Sorento

Engine:

2.4 L

Horsepower:

185 hp

Torque:

178 ft-lbs.

Fuel Economy:

21/28 mpg *

Transmission:

6-speed shiftable automatic

2017 Kia Sportage vs Sorento

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Crossover SUV shoppers should consider moving Kia to the top of their lists. The brand has two highly-rated, well-rounded options to choose from: the compact Sportage and the midsize Sorento (named best three-row SUV for the money by U.S. News and World Report). Read on to discover which 2017 Kia SUV is right for you.

Performance

The 2017 Kia Sportage is powered by an 181-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine or a 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine if you opt for the SX Turbo trim. You'll earn an EPA-estimated 23/30 city/highway miles per gallon with the base model or 21/26 with the turbocharged engine. Both powertrains are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

The base 2017 Kia Sorento is equipped with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 185 horsepower. The EX trim is powered by a turbocharged 240 hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder, and a 3.3-liter V6 that puts out 290 horsepower is standard on the SX and Limited trim and an optional upgrade on the LX and EX trims. You'll get 21/28 city/highway mpg with the base model, 20/27 with the turbocharged engine, and 18/25 with the V6.

Appearance

Both vehicles are crossovers built on a car platform, so the primary difference when it comes to appearance is size. The 2017 Sportage, which has been completely redesigned this year, has seating for five; the Sorento comes standard with five-passenger seating but can be outfitted with an optional third row. Both vehicles feature sliding and reclining rear seats for maximum passenger comfort, along with plenty of headroom and legroom. The Sportage has 30.7 feet of cargo space or 60.1 cubic feet with the seats folded down; with the Sorento, you'll get 38 cubic feet behind the rear seat and 73 cubic feet with the seats folded.

Safety

Both vehicles have earned a five-star overall crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) and are designated as Top Safety Picks+ by the Insurance Institute on Highway Safety (IIHS), its highest honor. While both vehicles have exceptional safety reputations, the 2017 Sorento scored slightly better than the Sportage in the frontal crash category.

New to both vehicles for 2017 is a full suite of available high-tech driver assistance features, including blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, automatic high beams, front and rear parking sensors, lane departure warning, and automatic pre-collision braking. A rearview camera is standard in the Sportage and optional in the Sorento; Sorento drivers can also choose to add a 360-degree around-view camera.


Experience both the 2017 Kia Sportage and Sorento today to truly determine which is the right crossover for you. Our friendly sales team and Manahawkin Kia will be happy to arrange test drives.

* "Starting at" price is manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for lowest model trim. See “Build and Price” section for MSRP of model shown. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options, and dealer charges. Vehicles shown with optional equipment. Actual price set by dealer and may vary. The applicable destination and handling charge per model are provided in the “Build and Price” section. See dealer for details. Some features only available as part of packages. See "Features & Specifications" and "Options" pages for details. Kia Motors reserves the right to make changes at any time as to vehicle availability, destination, and handling fees, colors, materials, specifications, features, accessories, packages, and models. Not responsible for typographical or computer errors. 2016 and 2017 Soul EV starting MSRP is for the EV-e trim which will be a limited production model sold initially only in CA.
** Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition. These estimates reflect EPA’s revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.